RTC/OM HCBS Measurement Education Modules

Answering the Guiding Question(s)

Important considerations before beginining a measurement project: 

  • Has the question already been answered by someone else?
    • Sufficiently to be usable for your purposes. For example, is the data too old, broad or narrow for the question of interest?
  • What information or data do you need to collect to answer the questions?
  • Are there tools available to answer your questions that:
    • are reliable and valid, and
    • provide data that can be used to answer your questions?
  • Do you have the capability to analyze the data?
    • Statistical expertise with the background needed to understand your subject area, which may require consultation and additional resources